History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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by the power of God and they have been tran slated by the power of God the translation  of them which you have seen is correct and  I command you to bear record of what you  now see and hear—
I now went in <Search> pur suit of whom I found at a  distance earnestly engaged in prayer from  him I learned that he had not yet obtai ined what he wished <and> when I joined  with him <in prayer> and ultimately obtained a view  of the plates When and <he>  cried out in an ecstacy of joy tis enough  tis enough mine eyes have beheld mine  eyes have beheld and jumping up he  shouted hosanna and rejoiced exceed ingly having through the mercy of God thus  obtained these glorious manifestations It  now remained for these individuals to obey  the command which they had receivd  <Accordingly> They drew up and subscribed to the  following document testimony
Be it known unto all nations kindreds  tongues and people unto whom this work shall come  that we through the grace of God the Father and our Lord  Jesus Christ have seen the plates which contain this  record which is a record of the people of Nephi and  also of the Lamenites their bretheren and also of the people  of Jared who came from the tower of which hath been  spoken and we also know that they have been  spoke by translated by the gift and power of God  for his voice hath declared it unto us wherefore  we know of a surety that the work is true. And  we also testify that we have seen the engravings  which are upon the plates and they have been  shown to us by the power of God and not of man [p. 46]
by the power of God and they have been translated by the power of God the translation of them which you have seen is correct and I command you to bear record of what you now see and hear—
I now went in Search of whom I found at a distance earnestly engaged in prayer from him I learned that he had not yet obtaiined what he wished and I joined with him in prayer and ultimately obtained a view of the plates and he cried out in an ecstacy of joy tis enough tis enough mine eyes have beheld mine eyes have beheld and jumping up shouted hosanna and rejoiced exceedingly having through the mercy of God thus obtained these glorious manifestations It now remained for these individuals to obey the command which they had receivd Accordingly They drew and subscribed to the following testimony
Be it known unto all nations kindreds tongues and people unto whom this work shall come that we through the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ have seen the plates which contain this record which is a record of the people of Nephi and also of the Lamenites their bretheren and also of the people of Jared who came from the tower of which hath been spoken and we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God for his voice hath declared it unto us wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true. And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates and they have been shown to us by the power of God and not of man [p. 46]
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